Panel Discussion with Ekal leaders and Aaja Nachle of UTD
An awareness program on Ekal was organized virtually by UNI of Texas at Dallas, in partnership with the Ekal Dallas chapter for UNI students on 28th January, 2021. Three youth and four adult panelists from Ekal did a fantastic job. Smt Ranjani was very articulate and impressive while briefing about the future of Ekal.
Blood donation camp organized by Surat Yuva
January 26, 2021, on the occasion of the Indian Republic Day, a blood donation camp was organized by Surat Ekal Yuva together with Aggarwal Development Trust, Surat. 108 units of blood was collected through this camp.
New initiative by Ekal Kerala
LED TVs were given to a couple of Ekal villages of Kerala by QRS group of companies owned by Shri Muralidharan who is also the Treasurer of Ekal Kerala. A pendrive with video recordings of Ekal lessons were given to these villages so that the children can see it in the TV.
Ekal's new celebrity donor - Cricketer Shri Mayank Agarwal's father
Ekal's new celebrity donor - Doordarshan TV serial Mahabharat fame Shri Nitish Bharadwaj
Ekal's new celebrity donor - Actor, Writer and Director from Kerala Shri Santhosh Pandit
Anchal Sammelan at Doda
Anchal Sammelan was organized at Doda district on 21st February, 2021. Hundreds of people form surrounding Ekal villages participated. There was cultural program by the Ekal children that included singing patriotic songs in front of the ex-servicemen who were honored during the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Deep Kumar, joint organizing secretary of Ekal Abhiyan gave detailed introduction about Ekal Abhiyan and elaborated on the purpose of Ekal Abhiyan across the nation. Chairperson DDC Doda Shri Dhananter Singh Kotwal in his guest speech said that Ekal Abhiyan is playing pivotal role in building the national character and developing patriotism among masses. Special guest Smt Sangeeta Bhagat lauded the Ekal Abhiyan for its contribution in imparting moral education to the children especially in remote areas.
West Bengal Governor handed over a cheque for 22 Ekal Vidyalayas
Honorable Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Smt Sudesh Dhankhar handed over a cheque for 22 Ekal Vidyalyas in presence of Shri Kishen Kejriwal, Shri Pardip Rawalwasia, Shri R.S Goenka, Shri Niraj Harodiya and Shri Subhash Murarka.
EKAL AROGYA ON WHEEL
2 Vans converted into Mobile Eye clinic were taken to 2 villages - Dumma in Deoghar and Virat Nagar in Rajastan. The vans were fully equipped to take care of primary eye care like Cataract, Refractive errors, Diabetic Retinopathy and Corneal blindness.
The screening was done for 4174 people in Dumma and 4409 in Virat Nagar.
Ekal Arogya saved a village from Malaria and DIarrhoea
"TareganTola" is an Ekal village which has become free of Malaria and Diarrhoea, the dreaded disease in remote areas. All because of the efforts of Arogya wing of Ekal that educated the residents of the village to make soak pits, use mosquito nets and keep their area clean. Now every household is connected with the soak pit. The village is about 70 km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand.
There are about 35 houses in TareganTola. There are about 20 soak craters. Each house is connected to the Sokhata crater. The water used for daily routines like bathing, washing dishes, washing clothes etc. has been arranged in such a way that it does not flow in the drain or does it accumulate on the road. All goes safely into the soak pit.
This hamlet has toilets in every house, so there is a nutrition garden in every house. Papaya, shrimp, Nenuva, Pumpkin, Tomato, Bean, Bodi, Parwal, Potato, Hock, Bamboo etc. are produced in the nutrition garden.
The villager Tapeshwarji says - All of us in the village are now breathing a sigh of relief. The villagers were very much troubled earlier; they were suffering from malaria and diarrhea and used to spend a lot of money. Some even sold their land to treat the family members.
3 new Ekal Vans for Southern Indian states
3 'Ekal On Wheels' vans were donated by State Bank of India and flaged off by its Managing Director. The 3 vans were given to Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka villages.
Vanyatra by Yuva of Surat chapter
Ekalyuva, Surat chapter conducted 2 days Vanyatra on 30th and 31st of January. 37 people participated. They were taken to Pepaldahad village in Dang district, by bus. They interacted with children and gifted them drawing book sets. Later they played cricket with the villagers. At night the visitors attended the Ram katha conducted by Shree Harisatsang samethi. Visitors gifted the villagers dresses and steamers. Next day they visited the Ekal GRC Tailoring center in Somghad.
Virtual Vnayatra to J & K villages
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India (EVFI) and Ekal Gram Sanghthan (EGS) conducted Virtual Van Yatra in the border villages of Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. About 300 people joined this event on 14th February, 2021.
Vanyatra by Shri Vivek Oberoi
Film star and brand ambassador of Ekal Abhiyan Shri Vivek Oberoi visited Matak Te Lahowal, Ranchi Ekal vidyalaya in Dibrugarh on 22nd February 2021. He had a grand welcome by Dibrugarh chapter members. He spent good time, interacting with children. He was very appreciative of Ekal's team and work at the village.
Vanyatra by Shri Nitish Bharathwaj
Mahabharat , TV serial fame Shri Nitish Bharathwaj (acted as Shri Krishna in Mahabharat TV serial by Doordarshan during 80s) adopted 2 Ekal Vidyalayas in Narayangaon Anchal and visited them. He was very happy and showed his interest to contribute more to Ekal.
FTS Surat Mahila team visit GRC, Songadh
On 10th February, FTS Mahila team of Surat chapter visited Ekal Gramothan Centre (GRC) in Songadh. They gave 150 meters of different types of clothes to the women at the centre and asked them to use to judiciously to address the requirements of the people of the village. They also initiated training for the women to run beauty parlor in the village.